Ring of Steall, Winter whiteout and wind.

Route: The Ring of Steall, Mamores

Munros: Am Bodach, An Gearanach, Sgurr a'Mhaim, Stob Coire a' Chairn

Date walked: 22/01/2015

Time taken: 10 hours

Distance: 14.5km

Ascent: 1869m

Just a quick report, enjoy :)

Forecasts were looking favourable for us and the snow was more stabalised in the Lochaber region so the plan was made to head to Glen Nevis yesterday from Edinburgh for a day out on The Ring of Steall.

Upone reaching the carpark we were met with this lovely view:

So boots on and off we went.
Sadly at around 900m the cloud engulfed us and it remained like this for the majority of the day only occasionally giving us a glimpse of what was around.
My friend Fraser enjoying the viz:

Heading round:

The view from Am Bodach:

Looking at An Garbhanach:

Some more visibility, just in time for the decent to Steall meadows.

Overall this was a very full on day, with the wind blowing 30-50mph and sometimes gusting higher. Visibility was limited and navigation from the summits & along the wider ridges required skill and patience.

Crampons and axe were required all day long.

Disclaimer: Please do not attempt this route unless you are 100% happy that once you're up there you could be in the whiteroom all day and at risk of being blown off the ridge. There is also serious exposure at points.

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